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Cataloguing of Parabaiks In the Universities’ Central Library
- Universities’ Central Library (UCL) has an adequate collection of old Myanmar manuscripts. 15163 palm-leaf manuscripts (Pay sa) and 4037 parabaik (folding paper) have hold respectively (Dec. 2016 accessioned). It contains 26 number of white parabaiks and the rest in black. The study in this paper is excluded white parabaiks. There has in four types of catalogue for parabaiks in UCL; card form in Myanmar language, soft copy in English translation, eCatalogue form in ELIB system and book form as a research project. The first two types comprise all parabaiks of the collection and the last two types consist of some selected parabaiks. Catalogue entry formats are content with sufficient fields to give useful information for readers and researchers. In this paper all types of parabaik catalogues are organized and presented with some sample records for easy findings to specific subject field for the researchers. The most useful subjects are guided. This paper invites scholars and makes encourage for coming out more research works of valuable old manuscripts by the help of the effective catalogues from UCL.
Daw Tin Win Yee
- University of Yangon, Myanmar